Using Acupuncture for Detox & Addiction Recovery

What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture comes from traditional Chinese culture and has been used for thousands of years. Beginning in the 1970s, it started being used as a treatment for addiction

Codependency in Married Couples

Whether couples use together or not, many couples dealing with substance use disorders exhibit behaviors of codependency. This is especially true for the spouse who does not use drugs. Although

Seeking Counseling After Recovery

Most treatment centers will recommend post-treatment therapy. There is much research that shows a direct correlation between drug abuse and mental illness. Some people use substances to self-medicate. If this

Why Do People Relapse?

After a successful recovery, there is sometimes looming anxiety about relapse. Urges and cravings may not have completely subsided, and being out of treatment and managing these issues alone may

Epigenetics and Addiction

How much of a role does genetics play in addiction? Substantial research has emerged that concluded it is more prevalent than one may think. There is a genetic link between

Is Medication-Assisted Treatment Right for Me?

Before choosing if medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is right for you, make sure you understand the theory behind introducing medication in recovery and which addictions it suits best. It is not

Mindfulness Therapy in Recovery

Mindfulness has been used for millennia to foster self-awareness. The idea of mindfulness is recognizing internal and external influences on negative emotions and behaviors to give a person the tools

Rebuilding Relationships After Recovery

Drug addiction takes a toll on many people, not just drug users. Often, a person’s behaviors while using alienate them from healthy relationships they once had. And being involved with

Is There Such a Thing as a “Functioning Addict?”

The term “functioning addict” is commonly used, and the idea that drug abusers can complete normal day-to-day tasks is popular and partially true. But there is a myth being perpetrated

Using Evidence-Based Self-Care in Recovery

Self-care is very important in recovering from addiction. Self-care does not replace clinical treatment, it promotes motivation for a successful recovery. While caught in the throes of addiction, we neglect